Serious talk for serious golfers

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The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.

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  • Episode 41: TG History 41: The Fisherman, Roofer & the Tin Cup

    July 17th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 28 mins
    ben hogan, jack fleck, the open, us open, usga

    Episode 41 is a special edition to the TalkinGolf History Podcast as it introduces our listeners to one of my favorite sport's history podcasts, "Sports Forgotten Heroes" with its brilliant host Warren Rogan.

    This is a must listen episode as Warren and I talk about three of the greatest underdog champions to ever win a major finishing with some great stories behind Jack Fleck's improbable victory over Ben Hogan in the 1955 US Open. I promise this will be one of the best podcasts you listen to this year...the Fisherman, the Roofer and the Tin Cup.

  • Episode 40: TGH 40: Restoration with Ron Forse

    June 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
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    The second season of the TalkinGolf History Podcast is focused on the History of the Great Golf Course Architects. In that same theme our guest today has been responsible for restoring the work of some of our greatest golf course architects. Our guest, Ron Forse of Forse Golf Design dives into the special sauce behind historic golf course restorations.

  • Episode 39: TG History 39: The Golf Heritage Society

    May 23rd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Episode 39: Interview with Dr. Bern Bernacki, the President of the Golf Heritage Society on its 50th Anniversary. The Golf Heritage Society works with historians, artists and collectors to build the collective knowldge of golf's grand history.

  • Episode 38: TGH 38: The History of Harry Colt

    May 7th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 21 mins

    In Episode 38 we talk with the founder of Golf Course Architecture Magazine, Adam Lawrence about the man who many consider to be the Father of Golf Course Architecture, Harry Colt. Adam is in the process of writing the definitive biography on Harry Colt - so sit back and enjoy the history of the man who brought golf design into the modern world.

  • Episode 37: TGH 37: The Lost Routings of Cypress Point

    April 28th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 12 mins

    A mystery that has lasted nearly 100 years - golf course architecture's very own Indiana Jones movie - the search and the possible discovery of Seth Raynor's lost routing of Cypress Point. Please join us for one of the most interesting podcasts I have been a part of - with special guests Sven Nilsen and Bret Lawrence.

    No matter how you look at the discovery and the "who done it" what we do have are two very early routings of Cypress Point that are different than the course Dr. Alister MacKenzie gave us.

  • Episode 36: TGH 36: History of Dr. Alister Mackenzie - Augusta National

    April 22nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Episode 36 represents the conclusion of the four part podcast with guest Sean Tully and our discussion on the life of Dr. Alister MacKenzie. In this episode we finish his life and times with a discussion of his work at Augusta National.

  • Episode 35: TG History 35: MacKenzie Part 3, Cypress Point

    April 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins
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    Episode 35 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast is entirely dedicated to Dr. Alister Mackenzie's masterpiece, Cypress Point. Tully shares some great stories and maybe even a few secrets.

  • Episode 34: TG History 34: History of Dr Alister Mackenzie Part 2

    March 31st, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 4 mins

    The TalkinGolf History Podcast proudly presents Episode 34 and Part 2 of the History of Dr. Alsiter MacKenzie. On this episode Sean Tully dives deeper into the life of the legendary golf course architect kicking off with the 1914 Country Life Magazine contest, then into the partnership with Colt and Allison and finally the beginning of the last third of his career and going it alone.

  • Episode 33: TG History 33: The History of Dr. Alister MacKenzie

    March 27th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 3 mins

    On Episode 33 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the deep end of the History behind one of the world's most famous golf course architects, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, the man who gave us Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne.

    This podcast will be one of three podcasts with our guest, Sean Tully exploring the history behind the doctor.

  • Episode 32: TG History 32: Legend Series, Deane Beman

    March 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins

    TalkinGolf History Episode 32 introduces a new series called, Legends of the Game with its first guest, Former PGA Tour Commissioner, Deane Beman.

    Deane Beman perhaps more than any man in history, shaped the PGA Tour as we know it today. Beman does not hold back in this interview, reflecting upon his history with the game, what he did and what he wishes he could have done at the helm of the tour.

  • Episode 31: TG History 31: How The Heck Did This Happen?

    February 24th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 28 mins
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    This podcast is a throwback to the interview that launched the TalkinGolf History Podcast. So if you love movies, this show is like a prequel to the podcast.

    This was my very first podcast interview, where I was the guest of Rod Morri and Adrian Logue on their show (that no longer exists), the ISeekGolf Podcast.

    Great interview with some colorful stories about the history of the game of golf and a glimpse into how we got here.

  • Episode 30: TG History 30: Seth Raynor Part 2

    February 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 5 mins
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    TalkinGolf History presents Part 2 of the Two Part Podcast on "The History of Seth Raynor" with special guest, Anthony Pioppi. In this podcast we kick off right where we left off in Episode 29 - the passing of Seth Raynor and what we lost with his untimely death.

    Listen for how you too can play some of the best Seth Raynor courses both public and private!

  • Episode 29: TG History 29: Seth Raynor Part 1

    February 6th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 9 mins
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    On Episode 29 of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we invited Anthony Pioppi on the show to help us explore the History of Seth Raynor. This Episode is Part 1 of a 2 Part Podcast on one of the greatest golf course architects that ever lived.

  • Episode 28: TG History 28: History of Donald Ross Part 2

    January 25th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 6 mins

    The TalkinGolf History podcast proudly presents Part 2 of the two part interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley Klein on the "History of Donald Ross."

    This interview starts right where episode 27 stopped, diving into the history of Donald Ross and the evolution of his golf design.

  • Episode 27: TG History 27: History of Donald Ross Part 1

    January 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 14 mins

    The History of Donald Ross, Part 1 of a 2 Part Interview with Donald Ross expert, Bradley S. Klein. In this episode, Bradley discusses the strategy, the issues and the internal tug of war of restoring a Donald Ross course, as well as some of his favorite private and publicly accessible Donald Ross courses.

    There is also an insider's look at fighting for the restoration of a brilliant Donald Ross golf hole.

  • Episode 26: TG History 26: The Myths of Ben Hogan

    January 10th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 47 mins
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    On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into "The Myths of Ben Hogan" by examining the historical periodicals of the moments that shaped his legend. We are joined by Jeff Martin, the creator of the "Thinking About Golf" website who speaks at length about the myths that helped create the Legend.